Resource Devolution from Center to States: Enhancing the Revenue Capacity of States for Implementation of Essential Health Interventions:
Publication dateJan, 2005
DetailsReport submitted to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
AuthorsM. Govinda Rao, Mita Choudhury, Mukesh Kumar Anand
This study analyses the resource requirements for meeting certain targets of the health sector and analyses the gap between the required and the actual expenditure in 15 major states in India. It also highlights the extent of resources that can be mobilised at the state level to meet the resource gap and estimates the residual gap that has to be met by central transfers. Estimates indicate that the additional expenditures required for meeting the specific norms/targets in health and health related sectors are substantial. However, the capability of states to meet the additional resource requirements is limited. Significant central transfers are needed at the state-level to meet the specific targets.